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washington. joe manchin said, quote, i'm disappointed the president did not recommend the creation of a national commission on mass violence that i have proposed. a national commission can build the consensus we need for real action, backed not only by gun control advocates, mental health experts and entertainment industry executives but also by law-abiding gun owners. >>> the white house is worried that if this fight becomes too much about the assault weapons ban, and not enough about measures, which are more politically possible, they'll have a problem. they want to keep people focused on fights they can win. background checks, things like that. republicans have unsurprisingly responded negatively, including florida senator marco rubio. >> by the own admission of the white house, what they have proposed to do would do nothing to have prevented what happened in connecticut or colorado before that or any of these other places where this has occurred. i actually think the president and doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> the white house i
people like joe manchin willing to work on some things. he's a touchstone for a lot of democrats who look to people who are supporters of gun rights. i'm wontderring when you have the people who do push back on certain parts of it and that does include joe manchin and people like harry reid who basically has said he's not superulatively supportive of the president's plan. let's put it that way. i'm wondering, ryan is this because they live in those gun states, they fear the nra? tell us about the difficulties of getting some people like harry reid on board. >> right. it's because they understand the politics of guns. the problem for gun control advocates has never been broad popularity. a majority of people generally support gun control. they support an assault weapons ban. you showed those polls. there's broad support for these kinds of things. the problem isn't intensity. people who support an assault weapons ban don't -- in the past have not voted on their support of an assault weapons ban. you know, they would say that, yes, given the choice between having a ban and not having one, i
democrats in congress like joe manchin are acknowledging an assault weapons ban would have a hard time passing. >> assault weapons alone, on just guns alone, will not in the political reality we have today will not go anywhere it has so be comprehensive, candy. that's what i tried to tell the vice president and told everybody, it has to be a comprehensive approach. >> we'll talk much more about this with senator manchin and former utah governor jon huntsman straight ahead on "morning joe." >>> today marks one month since the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. town officials are holding public hearings on what to do with sandy hook elementary school and whether students and staff should ever return to the building. some newtown residents are joining the national conversation on gun policy. >> reporter: one month after police converged on sandy hook elementary school, the newtown police chief has a message for the white house. >> ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> reporter: he said the gunman had more fire power than his officers two h
something than as a shot gun. so you want to keep people away, buy shotgun shells. >>> joe manchin of west virginia said he's working to develop a separate proposal that would expand background checks on gun sales. a new era is now under way in the u.s. military. the pentagon yesterday announced it has lifted a 20 year ban that prevented women from serving in combat roles. the move was approved by leon panetta who says it would strengthen the military and the country. >> when i fly into bethesda to visit wounded warriors, and when i've gone to arlington to bury our dead, there is no distinction that's made between the sacrifices of men and women in uniform. they served, they're wounded and they die right next to aech each each. >> senator john mccain supported the decision. >> the right thing to do. i support it. i just want us all to make sure that standards, particularly the physical standards are met, so that the combat gee efficiency are not degraded. but it's time to do that. the woman have proven their contributions. >> 152 women have died serving this nation in iraq and afghanistan.
's recommendation and feinstein's recommendations. max baucus, joe manchin and ten others are raided at least "b" plus, if not "a." a lot of these people are "a"s. how do they hand that vote? >> dana: i don't think it will necessarily come to a vote. i do admire the administration for putting biden out there today. a week after president obama signed the executive orders. i thought that maybe that would bebe that. but then when feinstein did her bill today, i guess it's possible that her personal feelings have evolveed over time, as it happened with other politicians. also i think one person's assault weapon is another person's self-defense weapon. what she was talking about in that clip was the ability to defend herself. this is possible that public opinion, though, looks at something that joe biden says where he says, as you point out, don't let your kids play with guns. don't let crazy people have guns. yes, we all agree on that. then is there anything, though, they said today, that would make this ban a magic wand? just because you ban it, as it showed from 1994 to 2004 when the ban was in p
this debate? >> i think joe manchin's point in that commercial wasn't the rifle. it was shooting obama's energy policy with the rifle. i'll let joe speak for himself. >> you look at connecticut where this awful, sickening crime occurred. everything that guy did was illegal already. if -- it's just a reminder if you make having guns fwens the law, the only people that will have guns are criminals. that's the way -- that's the result in connecticut. >> the supreme court has already ruled in the heller case that there can be exceptions, that the d.c. gun law was unconstitutional, but other assault weapon bans might not be unconstitutional. the constitution does not preclude other restrictions on guns, and background checks. and other measures that are considered and have widespread support. do you think that republicans should take a closer look at some of the other options in the aftermath of newtown? >> again, i think the most productive thing being talked about here is how do we prevent mentally ill deranged people from getting firearms or any other dangerous weapons. that is a useful
in the congress are not anti-gun in any way. bobby casey is not going to be there. i don't think joe manchin is going to be there despite his conversations. is schumer going to do it. if it's a big city guy you can kill the idea right up front. who is the country boy or country woman who will do this thing? >> you're right. i think the crucial thing particularly in the senate is we need some republicans or some none of the traditional characters, schumer and feinstein, boxer, you know, those folks will be there. we need mark kirk in illinois to make this an issue. he voted for closing the gun show loophole when he was in the house. we need dan coats back in the senate from indiana. he voted for some of these things in the early' 90s. if we can get a few republicans to stand up and say this isn't taking your guns away. this isn't a second amendment issue, this is a public safety issue, a law and order issue, it will help our communities, then i think we can get it done. >> will you get any votes in the south? >> illinois and indiana pushing. >> any votes in the rocky mountain states, any vote
of choice there by adam lanza is where we should be focused first. i want to play what joe manchin, west virginia, as you know, democrat, lifelong member of the nra, what he said this morning regarding the assault rifles. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting or hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in the clip to go hunting. >> assault weapons -- >> would you vote for that? >> just guns alone will not in the political reality of today will not go anywhere. >> that was the comment initially december 17th of people not needing these kinds of weapons and you see a transition if, if you will. i don't know the fair way to describe the stance now but it does point to the difficulty here when you start talking about these assault weapons which the president at least has indicated he's going to move forward with calling on a ban. >> well, he should. i mean, this is very important and as i think the president's made clear, there is no single solution that's going to solve all these problems or prevent each and every catastrophe. the backgro
, something that my co-chair joe manchin, that was here a moment ago, said doesn't even exist in congress today. no ability, no venue by which you can actually sit down with the opposition party to compare notes, so i will tell you, andrea, our nation works better when we have a viable two-party system. that's in the interest of long-term discussions and the american people. so i think it's in the interest of the american people that the republican party gets back on its feet. that it recalibrates from a policy standpoint, that it begins to build bridges to some of the lost demographics. it can be done, and i think this country is better served by a strong two-party system. >> what is your reaction to some of the criticisms of -- that colin powell just made on "meet the press" with david gregory about some of the code words that were used during the last campaign, the fact that republican candidates and former governors did not disavow the birther movement and spoke of the president as being "lazy" and using words like that? >> we are where we are, and we've been through an election cycle
or the egg. was it the fact that senate democrats like harry reid and joe manchin were always pro-gun or were they pro-gun because they get support of the nra, and have such good ratings from them. what do you think is going to be the onus to get these gentlemen on board from the left to the president's proposals when they have always been supportive of the nra and its desires in the past? >> well, i think you have to separate what the nra stands for and what gun owners stand for. the fact is that the nra has essentially become a lobbying arm of the gun manufacturers and when you poll gun owners, gun owners want universal background checks. they want a ban on high capacity magazines. they understand that taking away assault weapons doesn't infringe on their ability to enjoy their sport. so i just think you have to separate the nra which makes money off the sale of guns and responsible gun owners in all parts of this country who are going to be willing to take a look at a lot of these reforms the president has proposed. >> senator chris murphy, sir, thanks for taking time for me this morning.
in the senate to that idea. joe manchin says he might be working with nra and mark kirk from indiana. do you think that's an area red state democrats in the senate actual consensus for that policy outcome? >> if they support background checks for gun control and the her its of the policy, electoral politics should have nothing to do with their decision. you know, 90% of voters and nra owners and maybe 85% of members support background checks for gun control. i'm sorry, for gun owners. so yeah. go ahead and do it if you support it. >> amen. the only nate that counts, thank you very much. >> oh! >>> up next, republicans pushing a rule change to the electoral college that professor kornacki says in place in 2012 could have us with president romney right now. scary! >>> and we have a theme with the music today. tell us what you think it is. it's friday, january 25th. so you say men are superior drivers? yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good hand
could become law. democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia, himself an nra supporter, told a local radio program he was working on a new bill to toughen background checks for most gun buyers. >> if you're going to be a gun owner, you should have a background and be able to pass a background check to be able to get that. with exceptions. the exceptions are their families immediate family member some sporting events. >> john: before we crack some jokes about what those sporting events might be, let's all recall this comment former president bill clinton made about gun owners last saturday. when he said do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them. very good advice for gun control advocates. for more on the gun control debate, i'm very pleased to be joined by the very reverend gary hall, dean of washington cathedral who participated today in senator feinstein's news conference. dean welcome and good evening. thank you for coming on "viewpoint." >> it is a real pleasure to be here. >> john: thank you sir. i understand you got so
think we need to do our job. >> senator joe manchin, thank you so much for coming on the program. >> thank you, chris. >>> well, it was a fun ride while it lasted. gas prices though are on the rise again. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. >> chris, after months of dropping we're all enjoying that ride. it seems that gas prices are creeping up again. you've got at the moment the average u.s. price of a regular gallon, it surged about seven cents in the last three weeks. sitting at $3.30 a month ago, chris, we were at $3.27. mind you, we are still lower than the $3.39 of a year ago. diesel, i do believe, is remaining unchanged at around $3.96 a gallon. if you want to know where the highest prices are, lowest prices are, of the places surveyed in 48 states, salt lake city has the average lowest price, long island new york has the highest at $3.75. unlucky us. >> cnbc's mandy drury. thank you. >> thank you. >>> forget about who took home those golden globe statues. e entertainment got a look at the best dressed. here are the favorites. videoey deschane in red.
is facing resistance from fellow democrats as well. look at joe manchin, the senator from west virginia, after the tragedy in newtown, he suggested even though he's a more conservative democrat from west virginia he might be supportive of an assault -- a ban on assault weapons and he's now walking that back a bit. senator al franken from minnesota, up for reelection in 2014, a liberal democrat, not conservative democrat. suggested yesterday he wasn't sure about a ban on assault weapons and today he's clarifying in fact he supports what he says is the principle of banning assault weapons, but didn't specifically say he supports legislation to ban those assault weapons. and so, it's interesting, because jay carney at the daily briefing today got a lot of questions of bringing democrats along, he says the president is confident after lobbying, and going out on the road eventually that some of these lawmakers will come along, take a listen. >> he firmly believes they are and he'll be having that covering with republicans and democrats and with americans more broadly. again, i think you've s
, if the president wanted to get any, any modification to the nation's weapons laws, he had a moment. joe manchin, the senator from west virginia and bob casey, senator from pennsylvania, pro-gun democrats said let's talk about this, let's have a discussion. if barack obama wanted to have a change, it wouldn't have been probably a sweeping large change, but could have had something, that might have dealt with mental health issues, might have been gun show loophole. it might have had something to do with the size of magazines available for weapons, but he had a moment he could have turned to those guys and said work up legislation, i'll get behind it and help you sell. instead what the president said was, we're going to go big, go for a big comprehensive solution and what that did was send the message to pro-gun democrats and to all of the republican party, the president means to crack down on guns and he's going to use this as an opportunity to do it and it basically froze the conversation. >> megyn: and it also led to a huge spike in gun sales at various places, you know, across the united state
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